pragha man page

pragha — A lightweight music player, forked of Consonance Music Manager


pragha [OPTION...] [FILE1 [FILE2...]]


pragha is a lightweight music player that aims to be fast, bloat-free, and light on memory consumption. It is written completely in C and GTK+. Some of the features are:

* Library management using sqlite3
* Multiple views
* OSD support
* asf, ape, flac, mp3, mp4, ogg, wav, wma, and CDDA support

pragha is released under the GNU General Public Licence version 3 (GPLv3).


-?, --help
Output help information and exit.
Output all help options and exit.
Output GTK+ Options and exit.
-v, --version
Output version information and exit.
-e, --debug
Enable Debug ( Levels: 1,2,3,4 )
-l, --log-file
Log Debug to a file.
-p, --play
Start playing.
-s, --stop
Stop playing.
-t, --pause
Play/Pause/Resume the current song.
-r, --prev
Play the previous song in the playlist.
-n, --next
Play the next song in the playlist.
-f, --shuffle
Toggle shuffle mode.
-u, --repeat
Toggle repeat mode.
-i, --inc_vol
Increase the volume by 1.
-d, --dec_vol
Decrease the volume by 1.
-o, --show_osd
Show OSD notification (a popup window with info about the current song).
-x, --toggle_view
Toggle player visibility
-c, --current_state
Get current player state.
-a, --audio_backend
Audio backend (valid options: alsa/oss)
-g, --audio_device
Audio Device (For ALSA: hw:0,0 etc.., For OSS: /dev/dsp etc..)
-m, --audio_mixer
Mixer Element (For ALSA: Master, PCM, etc.., For OSS: /dev/mixer, etc...)
Set the X display to use.


* Add a library location in menu Edit - Preferences.
* Rescan Library from menu Tools.
* Start using. :-)


Library database (in sqlite3 format)
personal settings (use the GUI interface to change them, Edit - Preferences)
Basic cache for downloaded cover art saved as artist - album.jpeg


Pragha was originally a fork of Consonance written by Sujith <>
At the moment developed by Matias De lellis. <>
Man page written by Martin Zelaia <>

See Also and…


1.3.3 Matias De lellis